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A Survey on a Skin Disease Detection System

OAI: DOI: 10.4018/IJHISI.20211001.oa35
Published by: IGI Global


Skin diseases are frequent and quite perennial in the world, and in some cases, these lead to cancer. These are curable if detected earlier and treated appropriately. An automated image-based detection system consisting of four main modules: image enhancement, region of interest segmentation, feature extraction, and detection can facilitate early identification of these diseases. Diverse image-based methods incorporating machine learning techniques are developed to diagnose different types of skin diseases. This article focuses on the review of the tools and techniques used in the diagnosis of 28 common skin diseases. Furthermore, it has discussed the available image databases and the evaluation metrics for the performance analysis of various diagnosis systems. This is vital for figuring out the implementation framework as well as the efficacy of the diagnosis methods for the neophyte. Based on the performance accuracy, the state-of-the-art method for the diagnosis of a particular disease is figured out. It also highlights challenges and shows future research directions.